What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say to Your Teens About Tragedy

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say to Your Teens About Tragedy

If you like it, please share it 🙂 I am not a professional expert on this but do have experience talking to and trying to soothe my own kids after violent events. Fortunately my son was too young to remember the Columbine shootings when we were living in Littleton,...
Four Steps To Help Your Teens Be Happier

Four Steps To Help Your Teens Be Happier

If you like it, please share it 🙂   If your child is feeling insecure and unhappy, one of the most helpful things you can do is introduce them to their inner strengths and teach them how to use them. In schools around the world where this has been taught to students,...
Six Ways to Help Your Kids Conquer Back-to-School Nerves

Six Ways to Help Your Kids Conquer Back-to-School Nerves

If you like it, please share it 🙂 From the beginning of seventh grade until halfway into my first year of high school, I dreaded going to school. Some days, I’d get the same physical symptoms as if I were being chased by a lion: racing heart, surging adrenaline,...
Mommy See, Mommy Do

Mommy See, Mommy Do

If you like it, please share it 🙂 I taught my daughter to be insecure and perfectionistic and to care a lot about what other people think of her. I didn’t intend to teach her these things, of course, any more than my mother intended to teach them to me. Sadly,...
Why It’s OK to Focus on Strengths Instead of Weaknesses

Why It’s OK to Focus on Strengths Instead of Weaknesses

If you like it, please share it 🙂 One of the things I do with clients is review the results of their strengths and personality assessments. Virtually every one of them scans quickly over their positive feedback and zooms in on the things that make them cringe, like...
A Fantastic New Resource for Building Children’s Self-Esteem

A Fantastic New Resource for Building Children’s Self-Esteem

If you like it, please share it 🙂 I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Gillian Beeton about her new book, Free to be Me!, an interactive journal that helps children learn that they are unique, special, creative, lovable and capable just as they are....